Watch Arboretum progress on new Webcam

August 28, 2008

University Park, Pa. — The Arboretum at Penn State now has a Webcam that provides a panoramic view of the construction site for phase 1 of the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens. Check it out at online. The image refreshes each time the page is opened. The view shows Park Avenue in the foreground and looks northwest toward Bald Eagle Ridge.

Work is currently under way by contractor Leonard S. Fiore of Altoona, and is scheduled for completion in spring 2009.

The Arboretum depends almost entirely on private support, and is expected to be a major cultural and tourist destination in central Pennsylvania, attracting nearly 200,000 visitors annually.

Visit for more information about the Smith Botanic Gardens and the Arboretum at Penn State.

Last Updated March 19, 2009